The One You Put Down
April 8, 2007 1:09am CST
A man stumbled into church, tired and discouraged, he fell before the alter and cried out to God. Lord, my life is too much for me. I can't go on like this. The cross you have given me is too much to bear. Suddenly, the man was transported to a big white room. The Lord spoke to him and told him to put his cross down behind him. The man obeyed and then began to look around. God told the man that he would allow him to choose another cross to carry. The man was very excited as he looked around more intently this time. But all the crosses he saw looked so big to him. So, the Lord suggested that he go over to the other side of the room and search. Over here, the crosses were huge. Some of them were so tall that they reached the ceiling. The man could not believe his eyes. Deciding that the crosses on the other side had been better, he look back over as far as he could see. Over in the corner was a tiny little cross, that seemed easy to bear. That's it, Lord, that's the one I want, the man exclaimed with glee. Son, the Lord said, that is the very same cross you just put down.